1998 年 13 巻 p. 60-65,269
In recent years, both national and local elections have often recorded the worst voting turnout in Japan. In news articles, they say the battenness of choice in elections, which is caused by the convergence of Japanese political parties, is one reason for this decline in voting turnout.
By analysis of survey data in Sendai City in Japan, this paper attempts to examine this argument.
In this paper, it is shown that the electorate's cognition of party differentials declined suddenly from 1993 and it had an independent effect on voting turnout, even controlling party identification.